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Competition To Award School Facilities Upgrades

Global Green USA and Pureology have launched a new competition that will award five schools with funds to implement energy and environmental upgrades on their campuses.

The Green School Makeover Competition will award one school with a $65,000 grant to fund school renovations, which can include anything from green roofs to environmental quality upgrades to new heating and ventilation systems. The top winner will also receive approximately $65,000 in technical assistance for the upgrades.

In addition to the grand prize, four schools will receive $2,500 to put toward facilities upgrades.

To enter, schools must submit an essay (600 words) describing their current green challenges, their proposal for a green makeover, and the benefits they expect to receive from such a makeover. Photos of facilities are also required. A video presentation is optional.

Public, private, and charter K-12 schools in the 50 United States and the DIstrict of Columbia are eligible to be nominated. Schools can nominate themselves or be nominated by members of their communities.

The competition is open through Sept. 30. WInners will be announced in December. Complete details about the competition can be found on Global Green's Green School Makeover portal.

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